Section 5
Chapter 4,866

Calcareous nanno fossils from sediments of the continental slope off bombay india

Shankaranarayana-Guptha, M.V.

Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 82(2): 417-430


ISSN/ISBN: 0035-6883
Accession: 004865654

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About 22 calcareous nannofossils along with a few re-worked coccoliths of the Cretaceous and Tertiary, and discoasters of the Neogene are present in a core collected from the continental slope in the Arabian sea. Two biostratigraphic zones, Gephyrocapsa oceanica and Emiliania huxleyi, were encountered. The re-worked deposits may be attributed to the Indus river which drains a part of the Cretaceous and Tertiary formations in western India, or to derivation from outcrops on the continental slope.

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